Five College Consortium

POP MUSIC OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Religion
Course Number: 
249
Institution: 
Smith College
Same as MUS 249. Music is a complex issue in many Islamic societies. There are tensions between those who believe music has no place in Islam and try to prohibit it, those for whom it is a central component of mystical devotion, and those who tolerate it, albeit within well-defined parameters. The debate intensifies in the case of popular music, a core part of the self-identification of young people everywhere. Despite this, there is an amazing variety of vibrant popular music throughout the Islamic world. This course will explore the religious debates over music and the rich musical tradition (including religious music) in Islam.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
30345
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Schedule #: 
30346-S19

Course Sections

POP MUSIC OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Suleiman Mourad; Margaret Sarkissian smourad@smith.edu; msarkiss@smith.edu TTh 01:00-02:50 SAGE 215